The only comprehensive text available for advanced study and professional reference, this book brings much needed clarity to both the theoretical and practical aspects of EU intervention.
Integrating both theoretical and practical research in a clear and accessible structure, covering economic, social and territorial issues European Cohesion Policy provides a systematic view of the various stages of the whole policy cycle, looking in detail at:
An authoritative analysis of the problems and debates involved, European Cohesion Policy is essential reading for students, policy makers, development workers and researchers working in all aspects of European policy.
'Molles's book is a very instructive and elegantly written piece of work. It will please the reader, both beginner and specialist, who is looking for a sound analysis of the stages, problems and achievements and perspectives of the European cohesion policy. This is a great example of how academic work can be turned into invaluable material for dissemination in the public policy arena.' - Sandy Dall'erba, Journal of Economic Geography
'I think this book deserves a place on the shelves of every graduate student in European Studies and of every EU scholar.' - Florence Bouvet, Sonoma State University
1. Introduction Part 1: Assessing the Problems and Identifying their Causes 2. Overall Cohesion; Disparities in Wealth 3. Economic Cohesion; Disparities in Economic Structure 4. Social Cohesion; Disparities in Unemployment and Social Exclusion 5. Territorial Disparities Part 2: Designing a Solution Oriented Intervention System 6. Fundamentals of the Intervention System Part 3: Specifying Objectives and Matching these with Instruments 7. Reaching Objectives by Financial Support 8. Reaching Objectives by Regulation and Coordination Part 4: Implementing Actions and Delivering Results 9. Implementation and Delivery Part 5: Checking Effectiveness and Consistency 10. Evaluation 11. Coherence with other EU Policies Part 6: Drawing Lessons 12. Conclusions and Outlook
In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.
If you would like to discuss a potential new book for the series, please contact:
Joan Fitzgerald – firstname.lastname@example.org – Series Editor-in-Chief, or
Natalie Tomlinson – email@example.com – Routledge Commissioning Editor
For more information on the Regional Studies Association visit www.regionalstudies.org
Did you know? There is a 30% discount available to RSA members on books in the Regions and Cities series, and other subject-related Taylor and Francis books and eBooks. To order, just e-mail Emilia Falcone, Emilia.Falcone@tandf.co.uk, or phone on +44 (0) 207 017 6364 and declare your RSA membership.